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Sports Talk to Ex-Fin Troy Stradford: You’re Fired!

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Sports Talk to Ex-Fin Troy Stradford: You’re Fired!

Ex-Miami Dolphins star Troy Stradford

Fired: Ex-Miami Dolphins running back Troy Stradford (Special to Gossip Extra)

Former Miami Dolphins star Troy Stradford was officially fired from WMEN-640 Sports this morning, a day after he questioned fellow 640 sports talker Sid Rosenberg‘s professionalism.

Nearly four years after he was hired, the former running back received an email from James Crystal Radio Group’s VP Steve Lapa to let him know not to return to the Fort Lauderdale station for his 10 a.m. show today.

“I am surprised,” the 49-year-old Stradford said. “I thought they just sent me home for the day (Thursday).”

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Keith Sims, an offensive lineman who played with Stradford in Miami for one of Sims’ 11 NFL seasons, is set to take over the time slot Monday.

As Gossip Extra reported exclusively yesterday, Stradford was yanked off-the-air during a commercial break on his show when he and his listeners started criticizing Rosenberg, whose program airs before Stradford’s.

Rosenberg, Stradford told me, has made a habit out of spilling over into his broadcast time. In the past, it was just a few minutes. Yesterday, it was an hour — and Stradford said he got emotional!

“I know Sid does a good show,” Stradford said on the air, “but management is letting him — and that’s disrespectful to me and you (the listeners)”

What’s next for Stradford?

“It’s not because I was in the NFL that I don’t need a job,” he said. “I’m looking for another radio job in this market.”

He also continues on with high school football color commentary on Comcast and Dolphins analysis on TheFinsiders.com.

Said Lapa: “Troy let his emotions cloud his performance. We can’t have that.”

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